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The case for gay marriage is made in the freedom of religion

Freedom of religion is a hard-won principle. In Europe, the wars of religion raged for over a century before the Peace of Westphalia solidified freedom of religion <i>for rulers</i> in 1648. Freedom of religion for ordinary citizens was much slower in coming: the Bill of Rights to the US Constitution was a …

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Maria Shriver's Report, 'A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink,' Reveals The Financial Struggles Of American Women

One-third of American women are living at or near the brink of poverty.<p>That's one of the key findings from <i>The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink</i>, a new report coauthored by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress. The report features extensive research on women's …

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Who Are the 5 Biggest International Liquor Distributors?

Suntory is acquiring Jim Beam, so it's time to meet the world's 5 biggest liquor distributors. You may know Diageo and Bacardi, but United Spirits?<p>When Suntory, the Japanese whiskey maker that most Americans know only from <i>Lost in Translation,</i> on Monday moved to acquire Beam Inc., the producer of …

The Great Chicken Wing Hunt; Moby on FitNR Podcast

<b>FOOD ON FILM</b>— Buffalo-chicken-wing documentary <b>The Great Chicken Wing Hunt</b> — which Joshua David Stein really liked in his Eater review — will screen in select theaters starting tomorrow, <b>January 14</b>. The film, which follows director Matt Reynolds's personal quest to find the best Buffalo wings in …

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How to Cocktail: Spiced Old Fashioned

The Spiced Old Fashioned reinvents the classic Old Fashioned cocktail by using tequila, spicy chile and maple syrup. Top bartender and Liquor.com advisory board member Jacques Bezuidenhout shows you how to properly mix up this creative concoction.<p>Click here for the full Spiced Old Fashioned …

Classic Drinks: Andrew Jackson and The Old Hickory Cocktail

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Please welcome Nick Caruana, who'll be sharing the stories of classic cocktails (and ideas for variations) in the coming weeks.<p>If you like making cocktails, I bet you probably have some vermouth lying around for that frequent occasional Manhattan or Martini. Sadly, outside of those …

These Golden Globes Dresses Remind Us of Food

The ladies stunned on the Golden Globe Awards' red carpet—but their outfits reminded us a lot of these 16 recipes from our archive<p>Last night, we were one of NBC's 19.677 million viewers ogling the gorgeous dresses that graced the 71st Golden Globe Awards' red carpet. <b>Lena Dunham</b> went bold with a …

Watch José Andrés and MIT's Futuristic Cocktail Garnishes

Here's a video from <i>Chemical & Engineering News</i> about a collaboration between MIT and <b>José Andrés'</b> ThinkFoodGroup to build a better cocktail garnish. Two, actually, but both of them work with surface tension to function. The first is a pipette that works like <b>a water lily</b>: gelatin petals open when …

The Degenerate's Juice Cleanse: A Guide to Better Juicing With Booze

Two and a half years ago, three slender, responsible, in-shape members of the Serious Eats team went on a juice cleanse, and I chortled from the rafters while they dealt with headaches, restlessness, and waterlogging.<p>Today, my paunch well padded on a steady diet of sandwiches and ice cream, notions …

Trend Alert: 7 Sherry Cocktails You Need to Try

What's Your Cheese Horoscope?

In the mood to get your paws on some fancy fromage but not quite sure where to begin? Save yourself the anxiety: It's already been written in the stars.

How to Turn a Big Mac Into a Gourmet 'Le McCube'

Question: What makes gourmet food "gourmet"? For a dish to earn the coveted title, does it need a certain amount of truffle oil present or must it pair well with a vintage pinot noir?<p><i>Dictionary.com</i> defines gourmet as such: "of or characteristic of a gourmet, especially in involving or purporting to …

16 Supposedly Healthy Foods With More Sugar Than A Snickers Bar

This list is going to break your heart and I really am sorry.

18 Condiments For French Fries That Aren't Ketchup (PHOTOS)

There's no denying the greatness of French fries. These golden sticks of happiness are the reason we order certain dishes at restaurants. (Seriously.) They instantly improve burgers, are 50 percent of the reason we love fish and chips and just make the world a better place all around. Whether …

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Best Freezer Meal Tips When Cooking for One or Two?

<b>Q:</b> I just graduated from college and am working 50-hour weeks for the first time. I'm having a tough time staying motivated to cook. I see all these …

Taste Test: Who Makes the Best Fast-food Cheeseburger?

The quality of one's cheeseburger often tends to be a good indicator of the quality of the fast-food establishment, especially if that establishment purports to be a burger chain. <b>So, in an effort to figure out which burger was the fairest of them all, I decided to taste-test the cheeseburgers at</b> …

Let's Ban Babies From 4-Star Restaurants

<b>Everyone hates babies.</b> Not their own baby, of course; that typically has a name and even, sometimes, a personality. No, I mean by a shrieking infant, an irregular siren which only a mother could bear to hear. (And sometimes not even her.) One such tiny malefactor did the unimaginable the other day, …

Panera Apologizes After Kicking Out Toddler With Squeaky Shoes

A mother and her 2-year-old daughter were asked to leave a Panera Bread in Savannah, Georgia, because the little girl’s shoes were too “squeaky,” …